Contract Documents   |   Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
Design Awards
Share |


 SUBMIT NOW   DOWNLOAD THE PACKET   


 

ENTRY CATEGORIES:


The AIA Charlotte 2018 Design Awards Program is offering awards in the following Entry Categories. Please download the packet for further description on each category. (Awards Packet)

Architectural Design 

Housing 

Urban Design 

Small Project 

Idea and Innovation 

 

SUBMISSION  CRITERIA (Download PDF)

The  AIA  Charlotte  Design  Awards  Committee  is  pleased  to  announce  that  the  Design  Awards  Program  will  take  place  again  this  year  with  an  expanded  list  of  Entry  Categories  and  an  updated submittal  and  evaluation  process.  

GENERAL  REQUIREMENTS
Program  Eligibility:  Entrants
Current  AIA  Charlotte  members  who  are  registered  architects  are  eligible  regardless  of  project  location  or  the  architect’s  residence.Registered  architects  practicing  in  Charlotte  (and  are  not  current  AIA  Charlotte members)  are  eligible  regardless  of  the  project’s  location.If  the  design  architect  is  not  registered  in  the  State  of  North  Carolina,  the  North  Carolina  state-licensed  architect  of  record  must  be  credited.Students  enrolled  at  an  accredited  architecture  school  in  North  Carolina  witha  currentAssociate  AIA  or  AIA  Charlotte  sponsor.Any  registered  architect  with  work  completed  in  Charlotte  is  eligible  regardless  of  the  architect’s  residence  or  location  of  primary  office.

Program  Eligibility:  Projects
Projects  that  have  previously  received  an  AIA  Charlotte  Design  Award  are  not  eligible  for  entry  into  the AIA  Charlotte  2018  Design  Awards  Program.  Projects  must  have  been  completed  within  the  past  five  (5)years  for  entries  submitted  for  the  built  categories.Design  for  unrealized  projects  must  have  been  completed  within  the  past  five  (5)  years  for  entries  submitted  for  the  unbuilt  categories.Awards  for  unrealized  projects  shall  recognize  unbuilt  design(s)  as  well  as  theoretical  or  conceptual  work,  including  installations,  environmentalart,  and  research.  Projects  cannot  have  been  undertaken  for  academic  credit.A  maximum  of  four  (4)  submissions  are  allowed  per  individual  entrant.A  single  project  may  be  entered  in  a  maximum  of  two  (2)  different  entry  categories  -with  applicable  fees  paid  for  each  entry.This  would  count  as  two  submissions.

Evaluation  Criteria:
All  eligible  project  submissions  shall  be  reviewed  by  a  chaired  jury  of  approximately  4-8  individuals  selected  by  AIA  Charlotte  from  a  wide  range  of  leading  professionals  within  the  design  community. Entries  will  be  evaluated  individually  and  not  in  competition  with  other  submissions.  All  projects  will  be  judged  based  on  their  design  and  architectural  excellence  according  to  the  highest  guiding  principles  of  the  AIA,  such  as  AIA’s  10  Principles  of  Livable  Communities.

AWARD  CLASSES
The  jury  will  attempt  to  bestow  a  minimum  of  three  (3)  Awards  per  Entry  Category,  (which  aredefined  further  below) based  upon  the  number  of  qualified  entriessubmitted.  
The  Award  Classes are  as  follows:

Honor  Award: To  be  bestowed  for  exceptional  work,  easily  distinguishable  by  a  superlativelevel  of  design,  function,  rigorand  other  remarkable  characteristics.

Merit  Award: To  be  bestowed  for  work  that  demonstrates  a  high  level  of  design  quality  and  approach  worthy  ofrecognition  and  commendation.

Citation  Award: At  the  jury’s  discretion,  to  be  bestowed  for  work  that  may  not  fit  exactly  into  a  particularEntry  Category  or  has  other  unique  aspects  worthy  of  recognition.

The  jury  will  determine  the  final  (maximum)  number  of  awards  and  whether  to  confer  the  Honor,  Merit,  or  Citation  Award(s) to  certain  projects.The  jury  will  have  the  latitudeto  identify  additional  award  subclasses(such  asrenovation,interior  design,  historicpreservation,  sustainability,  etc.) in each  Award  Class. These  are  points  of  emphasis,  identified  by  the  jury,  as  it  interprets  the  submission(s).  For  example,  an  entry  into  the  Small  Project  category  that  involves  a  significant  degree  of  renovation  may  receive  a  “Merit  Award  (for  Historic  Preservation).

   

 

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Congratulations 2017 Design & Service Award Winners

Congratulations 2016 Design & Service Award Winners

Congratulations 2015 Design & Service Award Winners

Thank you to our Annual Platinum Sponsors

          

      

          

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal